Famous 12 Apostles The Great Ocean Road

There is a fantastic range of options when it comes to day trips from Warrnambool. Below we have put together some recommendations on places to visit near Warrnambool to help you make the most of your time in this stunning coastal destination.

5 Places To Visit Near Warrnambool

If you are looking for short trips from Warrnambool to do while you are here, you don’t have a shortage of options! Here is a list of five places to visit near Warrnambool that we recommend visiting:

12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles is a highlight of the Great Ocean Road and you cannot make a trip to this region without seeing this magnificent natural attraction. It takes just under an hour to drive from Warrnambool to the 12 Apostles. There are also local tours that take you to the 12 Apostles too.

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Only 10 minutes from Warrnambool, the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is located inside a dormant volcano and is a fantastic place to explore a unique and stunning landscape, discover local wildlife and to learn about the re-vegetation program at the Park.

Tower Hill Bush Food and Wildlife Experience
Indigenous tour of volcanic rock formations at Tower Hill preview

Volcanic Lakes and Plains

The area is a haven for those interested in volcanic landscapes and there are plenty of places to visit near Warrnambool if this is you - with Tower Hill only 10 minutes away and the Kanawinka Geotrail which stretches across South-West Victoria through to South-East South Australia.

Port Fairy

Port Fairy is a quaint seaside town only 25 minutes from Warrnambool. It is an ideal spot to head for lunch with an excellent selection of boutique cafes and restaurants that showcase the local produce and fresh seafood.

Allfresh Seafood Seafood Warrnambool Great Ocean Road Victoria 5
Middle Island Warrnambool Victoria Australia Courtesy Warrnambool City Council

Middle Island

Middle Island is home to the local Little Penguins colony and is located just off the Warrnambool Foreshore. Maremma dogs (think the movie OddBall) are used to save and protect the penguins. You can learn about this initiative and meet the Maremmas at Flagstaff Hill. Check the website to see when these tours are running.

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Contact the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre to find out more about things to do near Warrnambool and short trips from Warrnambool that showcase the area from local experts.